Building your client portfolio

Is this self-limiting belief handicapping you from building your own network of introducers?

From time to time I get a run of similar clients with similar problems. As it happens, now is one of those times. At the last count, I am working with 4 lawyers who are all involved in deal making, i.e. M&A, Private Equity, Financing. These lawyers are spread all over the globe, so this …

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A simple way to identify your niche if you are a deal maker

Starting to win your own clients effectively always starts with identifying what you want to become known for, i.e. what will be your specialism or niche. This blog post, based on similar conversations with clients who are M&A lawyers, shows you a very simple process to identify your niche.   Recently I have been working …

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5 super easy ways of producing highly valuable content without doing any writing.

 The people I work with often tend not to identify as ‘writers’. They are ‘numbers’ people or good at talking to people ‘face-to-face’ but not good with then writing stuff down. I get that. Each to their own. However, in today’s world, if you want to grow your profile and visibility, that means content. This blog …

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The ultimate guide to balance client work and networking (even if you have a large deal on)

As a junior professional you always have drummed into you that client work always comes first. That’s fine when you are a junior professional. But what happens when you need to grow a partner-sized client portfolio AND still hit high chargeable time targets? Or if you are a new partner and if you don’t do …

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Asking for referrals: When not to do it (hint: many of us do this without realising)

Recently I have had some online conversations with people I’ve only just met. These conversations have gone very badly. All because of one small thing. They without knowing me at all asked me for a referral. Although to be fair, they probably didn’t realise they were doing this. Something which Ivan Misner calls premature solicitation. …

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4 great tips to create effective business development habits

This post is taken from a transcript of one of my recent webinars on “how to win your first client…..and then your second and third”.   You can listen to the section of the recording and view the slides here Heather (HT): Be aware that what we’re suggesting you need to do to start winning your …

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Changing the word impossible to possible.

2 great ideas for referral sources that you can start to use today

This post is taken from a transcript of one of my recent webinars on “how to win your first client…..and then your second and third”. You can listen to the section of the recording and view the slides here Heather (HT) : existing clients liking what you do is the easiest way to win work. Then …

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The number 1 myth you need to stop believing if you are going to regularly generate referrals

This post is taken from a transcript of one of my recent webinars on “how to win your first client…..and then your second and third”. You can listen to the section of the recording and view the slides here Heather Townsend (HT): A lot of people are being told to go out, network, you’ll win …

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Changing the word impossible to possible.

12 ways your LinkedIn profile will help you get a new job [part 2]

Have you updated your LinkedIn profile recently? Your LinkedIn profile is your shop window to recruiters and potential employers, and the first place which potential recruiters will look when they are considering contacting you. This is the second half of our article on how your LinkedIn profile can help in your job search. You can …

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12 ways your LinkedIn profile will help you get a new job [part 1]

Have you updated your LinkedIn profile recently? Your LinkedIn profile is your shop window to recruiters and potential employers, and the first place which potential recruiters will look when they are considering contacting you. Here are our top twelve tips to make sure your LinkedIn profile is found by the RIGHT people: 1. Consider your …

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